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, the first moving pictures 130 years ago in california. let's go to san san francisco, january 1880. leland stanford, former governor of the state, president of the central pacific railroad, the richest man west of the mississippi has built a mansion on the top of california hill. we call it today nob hill, at the time they called it california hill. they call it nob hill because of stanford and his preposterously rich friends who moved there to build their enormous houses overlooking the city. stanford's house has 50 rooms, it's 50,000 square feet, it's decorated within an inch of its life with rosewood cabinetry on every wall and murals painted by italian painters that imitate the frescoes found under the ashes of pompei. model statuary, a dining room that can seat 50, ballroom that 300 people can dance in and 15 live-in servants. three people live in this house, leland stanford, his wife jane lathrop and their son, leland stanford jr., age 10. january 1880, stanford has some friends in for a party and a show. he's got a man that he regards as his companion, but also his employee. the aro
a socialist. speier can't live in san francisco and not be a socialist. [laughter] i think $9 minimum wage, come on mr. present we are at $10.55 and they talk about paid sick leave and we have been there done that for 10 years and we had preschool five years ago. in san francisco, it's the worst nightmare for the right because every single thing they say is the end of the world as we know it. we have done every single one of them. [laughter] and we are fine. [applause] any big city in the united states, the city is vibrant. we have unit held -- universal health care we are to did that years ago. not universal health insurance but state health care. a profound distinction and one that still concerns me about the broader implementation of health insurance reform. >> these values are not so bad. speier they are not socialist values. >> i feel sorry for his argument [laughter] >> i've got one final question question here. >> this is on c-span and i am in trouble here. [laughter] >> this is the last question. what plans -- to let me actually ask another question. without necessarily being a kni
in my face and volvo she lived in san francisco, her fans your friends will like what is that all about? it is my paid. it became a slogan for this is my thing. sounds like garbage has become your thing. go with it. i agree with you about the garbage. i have had the privilege to sit with literally three generations and it was one of the most bonding -- when i left the grandmother she hugged me and said you will always be my granddaughter. it was things like separating, a little piece of copper, exchange that for some money and if you are interested in -- in which girls and women disproportionately participate there is a really great stuff going on particularly in central america. >> the other day i watched a friend from brazil, that -- do it in india. [talking over each other] >> i was so in awe, give you a name of a professor with expertise. i was in her office, need to bring the anxiety down. you people have that effect on us. you do. >> simply a little bit of anxiety. >> choking up. >> i am a former student, now a full student, i worked at big research partners. we do a lot of public
of the administration at san francisco and he was leaking information to task a news agency journalist. his famous pravda, who is working for social intelligence. i probably knew who he was, producer i if this information was not meant for the price. now wait a retinoids -- the soviets had no interest in this monetary architecture except for one reason. the soviets liked the idea of a new monetary architecture being found dead on old in some form because the soviets had a lot of it and looked to be on the verge of getting a lot more. so the soviets were thrilled with any monetary system that would lead to making their code more valuable. but they really viewed retinoids as they did the marshall plan is just an opportunity to get short-term credits from the united states, which they could eventually repudiate. in fact, white fought fiercely within the destination for a $10 million low-interest loan to the soviet union fdr refused to go forward with it and the main reason is we find in the soviet archives by the soviets would not ratified the word was because of u.s. financial aid was forthcoming. t
in cities throughout the country, l.a., san francisco, oakland, chicago, new york. a black power ferment of people asking how do we take the gains in the successes and the power of the civil rights movement and translate into that power that can challenge poverty. the civil rights movement have been tremendously successful at dismantling jim crow and dismantling segregation but what it didn't do was it didn't provide an insurgent means to transform poverty. it didn't provide a way to change ghettoization and it didn't reach the full goal to the participants in the civil rights movement of freedom and power. what you have is really an in 66 it became a big cause. but power, how do we build black power? there were organizations in most major cities asking this question and try to think about it. there were a lot of different kinds of approaches. one important kind of answer to this was to say we are not just going to come its not that we just want to be part of america. america is an imperial power and we need to really challenge that imperialism and part them parcel the anticolonial strug
debates, rigorous debates happening in cities throughout the country, l. a.m., san francisco and oakland, chicago, new york, a real ferment, a black power ferment of people asking how do we take the gains and the successes and the power of the civil rights movement, and how do we translate that into the kind of power that can challenge poverty and ghettoization. the civil rights movement had been incredibly successful at dismantling formal segregation, but what it didn't do, is it doesn't provide an insurgent means to transform poverty, it didn't provide a way to change ghettoization, it didn't reach the full goals that the participants in the civil rights movement were really aspiring to of freedom, of power. and so what you had in the starting really in '66 it became a very big call was a question, black power. how do we build black power? there were dozens of organizations in most major cities asking this question and trying to thub it. think about it. there were a lot of different kinds of approaches. one important kind of theoretical answer to this was to say we're not just going to
with a democratic win in san francisco to clean up graffiti. he would say, what are you talking about. or his colleagues came out with a plan to sweep the streets. it just makes no sense at a local level. board of california politics, pragmatism at the local level. i have always said that ideologues make lousy mayors and the opposite is true. you have to get things done. one of the nice things is proximity has a little bit more legitimacy. a little bit more locally optimistic than state and federally. >> politicians make lousy mayors, but you are the opposite. [applause] >> thank you. >> i would like to thank you for these, by the way. we have to make real change like the tea party dead in a top-down approach sadly i would like to take its dissipated debate, the debate about the sequester, and folks have changed their behavior. they have become hostage to that ideological legitimate. but you know, i have gone to great lengths to compo complement the movement. folks took over four out of five weeks. i have so much fun i went over and join them in a circle. i got a sense of the vibrancy of the
in san francisco in 1934. san francisco starts with an s. one of the great moments of labor history in the united states in the most recent time was the great silliness grape boycott with scissors chavez and the farm workers. so i wish i had a chance to talk to obama's speech writer and inject at least 1s into the speech for the labor movement. other than that i felt the speech did a great job of reminding us how important it is to know our history and to know how far we've come and to know -- to learn some lessons from that history, and i'll talk a little bit about those lessons. i'm going to give some examples from my book about the people i wrote about and then because i am a college professor and because some of my former students are here, and wrong to give you a quiz at the end of tonight's presentation. so if you think about a hundred years ago and you think about if i was standing here at busboys and poets if it existed hundred years of your or at the beginning of the 1900's and i had said what we need in this country is oldies' insurance so that all people don't have to the
strike in san francisco in 1934. san francisco starts with s. one of the great moments of labor history in the united states in the most recent great was the great salinas grape boycott. with hugo chavez. i wish i had a chance to talk to obama's speechwriter and inject at least one s into that speech for the labor movement. but other than that, i thought the speech did a great job of reminding us how important it is to know our history and to know how far we've come, and to know, to learn some lessons from history and i'm going to talk a little bit about those lessons, going to give some examples from my book about some of the people i wrote about. and then because i'm a college professor, and because some of my former students are here, i'm going to give you a quiz at the end of tonight's presentation. so we think about 100 years ago, and you think about if i were standing here at busboys and poets had existed 100 years ago, or the beginning of the 1900s, and died said that what we need in this country is old age insurance so that old people don't have to die in poverty, they can retir
this to a part, here sitting in the city of san francisco roughly three-quarters of a million people in the center of the much larger bay area. say 10,000 people would go that far. what should the should the priority b-1, two, three of the "big data"? >> well it's simple. >> i love simple. >> i feel a great confidence because the leadership position in the united states in terms of collecting data and opening this data up so we should applaud -- >> in what way? i didn't know that. >> well, there was a gentleman and i want to say chris, the cto of the city of san francisco who now i believe works at the white house who took a strong leadership position in getting the government to open up crime reports and public transport data so that developers can build apps alongside it. for delbert -- developers to come in and build those and bring it together. he is actually doing very good things with where the real gemstone is in the united states is in new york city and there they have a director of analytics so you might want to look at that model and what is done is a fellow created a small
earthquakes in san francisco and it creates a perspective. we have been through a lot of this stuff before and great storytelling endorsed the great effective. >> the destruction of dabbles in which is almost never talk about. it's a shame which is happened in new york with hurricane sandy hundreds of thousands of people affected and if you read about it, you see there were people on the ground who knew about it and cared about it and who are wondering at the time will anybody remember this when he hears upon by? will people remember what happened to this town and it's really important for people to get that perspective. >> we balance the scandals and the tragedies with triumphs as well as it's amazing when you read shirley hovis and john larson's perfect game never been anthologized before david runyon's poem the cinderella man later made into a movie. that has never been anthologized before. we found in the new york hoblick library and you get these great inspiring stories along with the stories of scandals tragedies and triumphs. in the new scandal we are in -- we have been through this
institute in san francisco. we look forward to seeing you again. [applause] >> here is where the story starts to get interesting. i am convinced but give the the basic just commas sent off to fort leavenworth a lot of people did not like the trade as they do not white officers who were to go fish or stood out too much and pretoria's was guilty on both. he was sent to fort leavenworth and a lot of people are thinking that's great. the fair hair boys sending out to pasture literally. but he realizes this is the intellectual center of the army. they form curriculum for the college, they organize the national training centers, the lessons from one affects the lessons of the other and affects the patterns of the next. and he said himself what powers he potentially had. holy cow. he talks like that like super, jeepers, holy cow they put insurgents in charge of change. he views as up as the insurgent. [laughter] knew well there is a professor named elliot cahn a historian also neil conservative, one of those uphold starting conditions to invade iraq and also part of the defense policy advisor
to be the da in san francisco. she had a very different approach where she wanted to divert a lot of the cases and not have her assistance go for just conviction but she wrote a book called smart on crime we don't want to lock up everybody because we need to look at the role as prosecutors in a bigger way and there are other prosecutors out here that are trying to do the right thing but far too many of them in my view do have this win at any cost attitude and that is the type of attitude that will result in the kind of injustice is that i talk about in my book >> host: is there a way of holding the prosecution offices accountable for their action? >> that is the question i try so hard to get to and in the last chapter of my book i talk about reform. there are so many different problems in the system and the answer of of reform is very dawn of the problems are. so for racial disparity for a simple, there is a project now going on at the institute and the prosecution and racial justice project where the statisticians are going into certain prosecutor's office is at the invitation of certain chie
that hit japan on march 11th, 2011. she spoke at the mechanics institute in san francisco. just under an hour. >> thank you very much for coming here and listening to me in the middle of the warm, beautiful california day. i spend three months in japan after the tsunami. i waited until june to go. i didn't want to be confused with the journalists who were flooding in and out quickly, better to let people settle down, what was left of their lives. in june, september and december it was almost as rich as if it was three different groups of people each time. i will talk about that as i go along. the great seventeenth century japanese, the person in morning is a slave to czar of. nobody i saw in japan was a slave to sorrow. the pain was real and extremely deep as you can imagine. the pain of losing people, not necessarily the pain of losing houses and cars and computers and bicycles because this is a country so seismically dynamic that all the rural people said this has happened to our family many times over the last 500 years. my great grandmother swam to safety and survived. it wasn't u
away and so surprised and discombobulated i got in the shower and the water was ice cold. san francisco tap water is cold. it's the second or third time i had done that. i got to the big pity party for myself. and then i had this gift of getting other myself. ing? snapped inside of me. i got sick and tired of my own, you know, pity for myself. and all of these statistics that were still in the side of my awareness came to mind. how dare i be so pitiful standing in a cold shower when 1.3 billion people with whom i share this planet don't have access to safe drinking water. how dare i? i thought, how dare i feel so sorry for myself when 2.6 billion people don't have an appropriate place to got bathroom? when children under the age of 5 die from upper respiratory infections that i can go the doctor for. when my sister and i would sit and, you know, compare our mosquito bytes and compete to see who is bigger and check our tans. when i would see her vaccination shot. when we were inoculated against diseases that could have killed us. and that same day, and coincidence is god's way of remaini
, when we think transit, we tend to think washington, san francisco, new york, boston. but this is a lot more to transit than the bug cities. what's -- big cities what's your long-term vision for trns sit in small and rural commitments as more and more seniors are choosing to age in place? thoughts on rural transit. >> well, you said rural and small cities, and i think there's a, there's different applications and different needs. you know, one of the things that we've discovered especially in rural america is as younger generations have had to gravitate to where the jobs are, rural communities are often occupied largely by retirees, and transit actually holds a very important role to play especially in medical transportation. a lot of people don't really appreciate this, but a lot of the transit providers in smaller communities in rural america derive considerable amounts of funding not just from the fta, but also from medicaid providing funding of transportation services underwritten by hhs. we've got transit providers that are doing dialysis transportation that are an absolute lifelin
outgunned. in a nine years i was mayor of san francisco, we started out with police issues being a .38 caliber revolver. we've seen that escalate. we've seen shotguns being removed from squad cars and replaced with assault weapons. why? because of an increasingly armed criminal element that police often have to go up against. i watched as the los angeles police department had to break into a gun store to take weapons to be able to counter what was going up against them following a robbery in los angeles. i don't know why anyone would object to drawing up the supply of these weapons over time. they are not good hunting weapons. many states have limits on the number of bullets again be on a clip. and who's going to respect a hunter with a 30 round clip and an assault weapon going after a dear? i certainly am not one. so the intention of this is to dry up the supply over time. while homicides in general are down in this country. mass killings are not here and the fact is that these assault weapons have a great attraction for the people who go into law as they did in san francisco, and sho
'm well on the part, as part of a team at university of california, san francisco medical school where we analyzed the medical, the social, and economic costs of each claim, and the tricare cost that i outline is part of the sort of the new and updated analysis. when we wrote "the three trillion dollar war" we came up with the number of $3 trillion no matter which way you counted it, the min -- money him you could get was to three trillion. we didn't count interest cost in that. if we had included economic costs in that amount, i mean, we could have called the book then four trillion or five trillion, in fact joe got in trouble with the publishers calling it five trillion dollar. for calling it wrong book. the minimum it could cost is four trillion. many of our costs were accurate, but the veteran's cost in particular and some of the tricare costs have grown faster than we predicted. the minimum. where the range was three to four five before -- three to five before. it's four to six. the brown cost of war study put at $6 trillion. i put at $5 trillion. at a minimum it's at least a trillio
times. once in san francisco, once in portland, oregon, once right here in washington, d.c. we finally were able to marry in canada. [cheers and applause] for 12 years, nancy suffered with metastatic cancer, and the sight of that frequent chemotherapy treatment. she died this last december. last month, nancy and i became the first lesbian or gay couple ever to receive approval to be buried together in one of our nation's national cemeteries. [cheers and applause] our country is changing, and it's my hope and expectation that other loving couples will see their union in such a way very soon. i recall during the last few months of nancy's life when she was on oxygen, she could move only with great difficulty between the bed and a couch, and she said to me, linda, some people would look at me and they would say, why do you continue this struggle wax you have no quality of life. she said, when i was younger i might have said the same thing, seeing somebody like me. but when your circumstances change, your perspective changes, too. she said, my quality of life is looking at you. my quality
. are you familiar what they're doing with in san francisco with currency assess, reaching out to employers, encourage them to do direct deposit or payroll card that meets the compass prince pills? -- principles? >> no. but that is great news. they're in an awful lot of institutions that have really encouraged their employees to either go direct deposit or they are opting for a payroll. i have to say that and thank you for saying that i was an economist at the fed. i've only been in this job for two months. that's why i think he kind of tried it do that to give me some credibility here but in my role as the fed i worked with the payroll card rules and, it was really, really important for the industry to, to get some, giveback on some of the reg e rules. like some of the monthly paper statements. david, i know you like that. let me just say when we did focus groups with people receiving payroll cards, they said, no, i don't really want a paper statement. number one, it is historical document. by the time you hit the cuttoff line and print it off and put it in the mail and mail it to me and g
a little bit about. in san francisco the popular story with the sort -- it was made to a formula that could convince anyone, it was on the market and some kind of terrible thing. and it made up -- the other one is the relationship between the greeks -- basically putting pine oil into the wind. it was not drinkable. so a comment? >> thank you very much. thank you for coming. [applause] >> the problem with banning any book is once you ban one, you don't know where it will stop, and that road takes us back to totalitarian states and they have been banned many times especially in classrooms simply because sometimes a parent doesn't understand the novel. they haven't read it. there have been places where school boards, parents have asked to ban the novel and it turns out words or phrases or paragraph, but i am glad to say that in every instance where censorship of the novel has happened, every instance that i know of, have gone to the schools and said this is our literature, this is important literature and you can't ban because of a word or two or paragraph and every case that i know of, the ba
thank you all for joining us here at the mechanics' institute here this san francisco. i'm laura shepherd, director of events, and we look forward to seeing you very soon again. >> thank you. [applause] >> and now, booktv. 48 hours of nonfiction authors and books every weekend on c-span2. this weekend we are live from the tucson festival of books in arizona. follow us on twitter and facebook for live updates and pictures throughout the weekend. watch our live coverage and more all weekend long on booktv. for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org: >> i want to move to the role of publishers in this new world. it used to be that publishers would take care of all distribution, they would take care of production, and they would provide the advance. and that, that series of services led them to take a very hefty can cut, a 95% cut. now, now you don't need production because you can put it out on the web, you don't need an advance because it doesn't cost that much to write, or you can crowd fund the advance using something like kickstarter. and you don't need the distribution, again, b
. he started a summer program out in san francisco originally called the tinkering school. and at the tinkering school kids, they go for a few weeks. they use real tools. they do things like build suspension bridges and work and roller coasters and all sorts of cool stuff. he also wrote this. he became well-known before. you just saw an expert -- exodus of qualified vendors things you should let your kids do. we saw the first three of those. the last couple were break the digital millennium copyright act which was sort of a -- we were talking about was about sharing. give lomas let your kids drive a car. and he's talking about little kids. yet. the idea is that -- and now he is actually go founding a private school called bright works which is based on the same principles, and the idea is immersive learning. that while you're learning things and the textbooks you can also actually do them. if you're doing physics experiment you can do the physics experiment and read about it and do all these things simultaneously. it's a really interesting approach on how to us, again, not
a machine that can somehow automatically figure out how to get a call from miami florida to san francisco california and talk to the intermediate machines, the intermediate switching machines and do this on its own, automatically bill for the calls, do everything to put the call through. except imagine building that machine in 1930 and 1940 when the transistor is not been invented, the computer is not been invented. today if your engineering, we have computers. we will be great. the suspect and. dublin the weight is that they get right to work on this problem, and they sold it. this of the using what mr. spock of bart track described as their stance. they had no cards. it did not have computers. in relays and vacuum tubes. but they build this astonishing long-distance telephone network that allegedly tell your own calls. they've built the largest machine in the world. he got from this manual thing to this amazing machine. but it was around 1955, 1960 at the telephone networks started attracting some unwanted attention. it was the tension mostly from teenagers, some of them were blind, and
automatically figure out how to get a call, say, from miami, florida, to san francisco, california, and talk to the intermediate machines, switching machines that needs to be able to do this all on its own, automatically bill for the calls, it needs to do everything, right, to put the call through. except manage imagine building that machine in 1930 or 1940 when the transistor hasn't been invented, the computer hasn't been invented. didn't exist back then. what blew me away, and i didn't realize this when i first started working on the book was bell laboratories got right to work on this problem, and they solved it using what mr. spock of star trek would describe as napkins. they had metal cards with holes punch inside it. again, they didn't have computer, they had relays and vacuum tubes, but they built this astonishing network that allowed you to dial your own calls. that was, you know, hundreds of these machines, and that was from, say, 1950 to about 1980. they were, at the time, they formed the largest machine in the world. and so that's what the telephone network had become. it had gone
that an exclusive men's club in san francisco. >> what sense of the man did you get? >> he baffled me and i found an extremely complicated to be a i was just sort of riveted by the different sides of him. i wish he could be very vindictive and officious even long before the tapes we heard he would refer to the 1960 running mate as a knucklehead and get she could be so kind to people and so generous in ways he didn't have to beat. he always had to think about the kennedys but when he was president, he invited mrs. kennedy and her children to see them in the white house and it wasn't just a perfunctory look around. he spent time with them and then he had personal letters written back to the two children. they were so touched she held back to nixon and they had that side of him and he just completely baffled me. >> what struck me as hermene dwight eisenhower was to richard nixon. >> it's amazing. eisenhower wasn't even aware of it. he regarded almost everyone that worked for house staff and nixon was a lieutenant commander of the navy can there again, eisenhower was a five-star general. i try to get
ago, 1913, somebody gets a chance to get to san francisco from new york in five hours they would have jumped at that and thought geography has already lost meaning. certain things that can be done now in digital platforms, space really has lost all its meaning. and my guess is that one of the big thursday in the 21st 21st century would be the continuing collapse of space, and that is one of the huge transformations of just everything. so that if the world goes up to the 5,000 points thing, i think physical space as we conceive of it, i would suspect is no longer going to mean anything at all. i think in one sense a big lesson you can draw out of this development index. attachment, though, it's one of the big challenges to the development index. because what it seems to suggest is that everything that has been happening in the past 15,000 years is about to be swept away by the change in the world. the changes we're seeing in one sense are just more examples of the kinds of processes that go back 18,000 years, and another sense they're utterly different from anything the world has exper
forward to working with you on that. peter? >> san francisco, new york, boston, there is a lot more than just the big cities. what is your view of small and rural communities as more seniors are choosing to age in place. are there any thoughts on this? >> welcome he said this and small cities. there are different applications and different needs. one of the things that we have discovered and rural america as younger generations have had to gravitate to where the jobs are, rule communities are often occupied by retirees and transit actually holds a very important role to play, especially in medical transportation. .. we don't -- [inaudible] can't afford to keep the car on the road. nobody is predicting a period of sustained low gas prices. we need to be mindful of the fact that, you know, i would venture to guess that, you know, part of that was he doesn't talk about much that broke down the fatality rate on the highway thankfully for david was transit roip was at record high the fatalitiesed at the record low. some people are taking transit instead of the road. they are not all in urban
surprising discombobulated i got in the shower. san francisco tapwater is cold. it was the second or third time i am not. i got into this big pity party for myself. and then i had the gift of getting over myself. something snapped inside of me. i got sick and tired of pity for myself. all of these statistics still in the periphery of my awareness came to mind, like how dare i be so pitiful standing and a cold shower when 1.3 billion people with whom i share this planet do not have access to safe drinking letter. how dare i? i thought how dare i feel so sorry for myself and 2.6 billion people don't have an appropriate place to go for the bathroom, where children under the age of five die from upper respiratory infections that i can go to the doctor for. when my sister and i would say it and compare mosquito bites and competing theaters are bigger and check our chance, when i received a vaccination shot, when we were inoculated as little children against diseases that could have otherwise killed us. that very same day and coincidence, one has set his concentrate remaining anonymous, i got a
in new york or san francisco or chicago and those types of delays you typically from other dignity, we think you'll see because because of further committee. i use the example of chicago o'hare at the airfield requires two towers with one of operation because of furloughs, we take one of the runway set of operation. that's how we try to measure the pact. the other thing i would mention is the number for the impacted hub cities with and can be fairly significant and when any are impacted -- >> a challenge i have is when we see significant or big, it doesn't sound like much of a plan in specificity. $600 million. i would love to know the breakdown between the payroll cost versus the others. he talked about one a furlough for every two weeks of work. is that for the 47 dozen employees at the faa? >> yes, the 47,000 employees subject to it. >> how many of those 47,000 employees are actually going to be furlough? >> the vast majority of the 47,000 employees. the employees that were for the mandatory contract spending areas like the airport improvement program are not subject. everything but
town, san francisco. [cheers and applause] >> we're going to have to wait until the end of june to find out what the decision is, but all i have to say to you, before we go home and get warm, is that whatever the justices decide, we have already won the hearts and minds of the american people. [cheers and applause] >> and whatever the justices decide, you were always equal. [cheers and applause] >> you were equal in your ability to form and sustain loving relationships. we are equal in our ability to work and care for our families. we are equal in our ability to parent and foster and adopt. we are equal in our ability to serve our country, to build strong neighborhoods and healthy communities. we are equal in the eyes of god, and son we will be equal under the laws of this land! equal! justice! under law! in all 50 states, in all matters governed by civil law. that is what we're fighting for. thank you so much for being here. i love you. thank you so much. we're going to keep fighting, and we are going to win. [cheers and applause] >> we are going to win. equality! equality! equality! e
in the san francisco giants parking lot. you can see that this is a total universe. yes, sir? >> two things. one is follow the money. then they -- need for planets are in sight and want to bring the suit. just recently the couple filed suit in district court in florida for fraud. supposedly was some contractual basis with they're suit. to what to what extent this dealer for the organization to face a new reality where it is not an individual simply trying to break free, was someone going after the money, something which is important to scientology and the establishment. >> well, this is an organization that is where lawyer got. and i talked to one of the lawyers to created the architecture, the bureaucratic architecture scientology. selling his three compartments that is impossible to break the bank. each one of them is isolated from the other. i wish them well. i think it is a formidable task to take down scientology. has to take itself down. it has to -- you know, somebody inside, there aren't really -- the reason that i take on the celebrities and a sign in his responsibility, a lot of e
of covers the story from the first meeting they met at the bohemian grove at the men's club in san francisco. >> what sense of the man did you get? >> she baffled me and i found him extremely complicated. i was riveted by the different sides of him. he could be really vindictive and his vicious long before the takes be heard. at one time he referred to the 1960 running mate as a bottomless wonder and that sort of thing yet he could be so kind to people. and so generous in ways he didn't have to be paid he always had a thing about the kennedys but when he was president she invited mrs. kennedy and her children to see then a white house and it wasn't a all the perfunctory look around. they played with the dog and they wrote thank you letters and personal letters hand written backed to the children. they were so touched she yelled back to next-gen and they had that side of him and then they had this other side they just completely baffled me. >> what struck me in reading the book is coming dwight eisenhower was to richard nixon. it's amazing. >> i think a lot of that he wasn't even aware of it
want to hold hack-a-thons in tax-heavy cities like san francisco, austin, denver and new york to forge relationships with developers and stay on the cutting edge. fourth, once our new operation is up and running, we'll embark on a data and digital road show to demonstrate what campaigns and state parties can do to enhance their own operations. the report recommended getting early buy-in from all partners. fifth, we'll upgrade gop.com as a platform, redesigning it to better utilize social media and serve an increasingly mobile audience. sixth, we're going to be setting up an rnc field office in the san francisco area. as we learned with visits to the silicon valley and conversations with top tech firms, many of the best minds are on the other side of the country. having an office there will make it easier for technologynologists -- technologists to join in our efforts and serve as a hub for our data and digital political training. by doing all of this, we'll enter 2014 and 2016 with a complete hi revitalized -- completely revitalized approach to campaign mechanics and technology. so fin
went on inside the courtroom. here in san francisco at the district trial we put that on because we wanted to show people what actually went on in that court room and to normalize it. and so we find that as we move along, the wind is at our back. it is like we're in a critical mass. you're seeing more and more states adopting it. no great britain. more countries. it will happen. it is supposed to happen. i have said this many, many times. we cannot imagine that there was a time that women could not vote. we cannot imagine that there were a time when black people could not vote. we could not imagine there was a time when black people could not marry white people. and there will be tied years from now worry will say gay marriage, what was that fossil a lot? it is going to take time and we're moving in the right direction. it is about a fundamental right. we cannot look at our fellow citizens. i could not look at jack griffin, someone i love, and say you were less of a neat. you deserve less than me. you're a second-class citizen. you cannot feel comfortable about yourself knowing that
constitution, equal protection due process clause we filed suit in the federal district court in san francisco. i could go on for a long time about this, but to get to the nuts right away, the governor and the attorney general of california determined that in their view, proposition 8 was unconstitutional, and they were going to enforce it as they were required to do wonderful law they felt, but they were not going to defend it in court. so, the proponents of proposition who had put it on the ballot and raised $40 million to get it passed in california intervened in the case. now, at that point, the attorney general and the governor was still parties to the case, they were defendants in the case said there was a case for controversy labor in force in the law and the intervenor therefore could piggyback on the standing of the actual party. when the decision came down, and we had a 12 day trial with evidence from all kinds of experts and the plaintiffs and other and vegetables the district judge found proposition 8 unconstitutional on the grounds that we have a specified at that point neither th
they have been doing in san francisco? reaching out to employers encouraging them to do direct deposits or payroll cards that meet the company? >> no, but that is great news. i think there are an awful lot of institutions that have really encouraged their employees to either go direct deposit or they are opting for a payroll. thank you for saying that i was an economist at the fed. i have only been in this job two months and that is why you do that to get me some credibility here. in my role at the fed i worked with the payroll car rules and it was really important for the industry to get some giveback on the ranking rules like the monthly paper statement. i know you like that, but let me just say when we did focus groups for people who were receiving payroll, and they said i really don't want a paper statement because number one, it is a historical document. by the time you get caught off line and put it in the mail and get it on my mailbox, i have moved on and made a bunch of other transactions. i can still see this one woman today who said me and my neighbors stand at the top of the
first being found to be guilty by a court. that americans could be killed in a cafe in san francisco or in a restaurant in houston or at their home in bowling green, kentucky, is an abomination. it is something that should not and cannot be tolerated in our country. i don't rise to oppose john brennan's nomination simply for the person. i rise today for the principle. the principle is one that as americans we have fought long and hard for and to give up on that principle, to give up on the bill of rights, to give up on the fifth amendment protection that says that no person shall be held without due process, that no person shall be held for a capital offense without being indicted. this is a precious american tradition and something we should not give up on easily. they say louis carroll is fiction. alice never fell down a rabbit hole and the white queen's caustic judgments are not really a threat to your security. or has america the beautiful become alice's wonderland? no, no, said the queen. sentence first; verdict afterwards. stuff and nonsense, alice said widely -- loudly. the id
thought had a brilliant future in the san francisco police department, walking down third street when a gang member walked the other way with an ak-47, opened his coat and shot him dead. how many times does this have to happen? and it happens all over. that's why the police are for this. you know, you can exempt retired police. they have been trained. they know how to use them. very different from a grievance killer. very different from jonesboro or columbine or virginia tech. very different. and the clips, the size of the clips, who needs it? i mean, what anyone respect someone with a 30 round clip going out and shooting deer? i don't think so. so the problem is, you know, i understand the right of people to want to collect these, and nothing takes any weapon away from anybody. and to prove it we exempt so many weapons. so i have a hard time understanding why our country is better off with respect to the case, i know others will argue this, but no assault weapons legislation has been struck down. my last bill went through the fourth, the sixth, the ninth, and the d.c. circuit. this b
mayor of san francisco, lieutenant governor of california, it's called citizen bill, and every single conservative in this country should read it because it is a practical textbook on all the opportunities in the information age to get rid of government and replace it with citizen activism exactly in the tocqueville the model. but it embraces the new world and the pioneers were great future that is entrapped in the past. reagan came to cpac march 1, 1975, probably most important cpac speech in his. he said quote our people look for a course to believ believe . a new and revitalized party raising a boehner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand. i believe that totally. i'm arguing that part of that clearly has to be a better future for all americans with new ideas and new solutions to take the principles of our constitution unemployment rate us as a people to great a 21st century that is extraordinary. [applause] i would encourage everybody public and in every conservative to read to assess but irving kristol in 1976, in "the wall street jou
franklin d. roosevelt, the acting secretary general of the united nations' founding conference in san francisco and recently named president of the carnegie endowment for international peace. he emphatically denied chambers delegation. and a great deal more than the reputations of these two men was a stake. if his was in the sense and anti communism and those closely associated with it, like richard nixon, a prominent member of the congressional investigating committee would be dealt a devastating blow. if he was guilty then anti communism would occupy a prominent part of the political landscape and a spokesman would become a national leader. furthermore, they each represented one side in the epic struggle of the cold war. one man symbolized the philosophy of freedom. western civilization. the other, the etiology of totalitarianism and marxism and leninism. both left and right understood that america and the world was at a critical point in history. consider the major political events that transpired between august of 1948 when chambers confronted his at a congressional hearing and ma
in san francisco, city of st. francis, we knew it was inevitable all of this would have been. it is inconceivable that it would end it was our job to use whatever influence we have a t-shirt the distance between the inevitable inconceivable and i think that's what's happening at the court because of many people's courage, especially those directly personally affect did. yesterday i had one of the attendees, senator barkley now, the first openly gay ambassador in their public service spot beside. so it's pretty exciting. but i chose you on health care is offline. you keep reminding me. [laughter] >> without opening day next friday. we can start all over again. [inaudible] >> let me just say this about that question because when you get the soundtrack comments that were calling it? the audio -- [laughter] soundtrack of the supreme court. you're too young. anyway -- [laughter] what was really interesting to me was to hear clemency spokesperson for doma. what is still role to play on life. nonetheless. when he was up there, the houses standing on this issue because those the blac
and to with a pediatrician in san francisco to improve the environment with kids and dealing with adolescents when the qualities become character and in different ways to a private school principal in new york city to mentors working in the highest poverty neighborhood in chicago to give students the support and help that they need to do better in this realm. how to help kids improve but to look at new innovative ideas but in the process to do better in high school and in college and in life. >> to follow-up beach introduction was one question, while reporting for "the new york times" you turn the book in to whatever it takes people took note and we aggressively pursued of a grab from the government to replicate the model. yesterday's one of the kips students read you a paragraph you had written tear four years ago and your response was a lot of this book is my repudiation of what i had wrote then. and i read this book as a validation of the science behind the wraparound cradle to college model makes sense with the harlem children's own but is this said confirmation of the harlem zone strategy or
and you live in san francisco or houston or seattle and someone says you are a member of al qaeda, shouldn't you get a chance to defend yourself? shouldn't you get to go to court? shouldn't you get a rawr? are these not -- a lawyer? are these not things that we would want in our country? ackerman goes on. he says there is a subtlety at work in the justice department framework. it takes imminence out of the context of something an enemy does and places it in the context of a policymaker's epistemic limitations. we are not looking to see if someone has a rocket launcher on their shoulder. we are saying because we think that these people don't like us and will continue to attack us that we can preemptively kill them. realize that this kind of logic is being used overseas, and that's debatable, but now they are going to bring this logic to america. so when you read stuff like this that imminence is out of the equation and in its place we're going to put a policymaker's epistemic limitations or estimations, that's how we're going to decide who is going to be killed in america? all we know is wh
friend joe cox and i think nancy pelosi, san francisco and you have the idea. so i think in a sense, i take the 2012 election result as kind of come as less of an enthusiastic endorsement of barack obama and more as a grudging acquiescence in his presidency. but on the republican side one has to say that the republicans do not have republican leaning voters, did not have the advantage in compared balance of enthusiasm that they had in the 2010 off your election. that simply was absent, insufficient numbers. i don't believe that the obama campaign actually met their numbers. that is to say, i don't think they turned out as many people as they thought might be necessary to win. but it did turn out as many people as it turned out to be necessary to win and win florida with its 20 electoral votes by 1% of the vote. one of the interesting things about 2012 is that the presidential level, the numbers look like, a fair lot like 2008, particularly and the target states, reflecting the comparative advantage that the obama campaign had internet. as you get down the ballot, the numbers look incre
her medical degree from the university of california san francisco. she lives in los angeles with her husband to children and two dogs. that would also like to introduce kathryn bowers writes about health biology and evolution pitch he teaches writing at ucla and began her career as journalism as an editor of the "atlantic monthly." she also works with james fallows the washington editor of the atlantic and for cnn internatiinternati onal in london. kathryn later served as an assistant press attachÉ at the united states embassy in moscow where she received a state department meritorious honor award for her service. kathryn holds a bachelor's degree from stanford university and lives in los angeles with her husband, child and one dog. barbour and kathryn are here today to discuss their book "zoobiquity" what animals can teach us about health and the science of healing. "zoobiquity" was a discovery book best in 2012 and a 2013 aaa prize finalist in the book is coming out in paperback in april with a redesigned cover. it's up here. thank you so much for being here and thank you for all
,000. $42,000 per person. new york city's about $39,000. san francisco, $35,000. so the point of this amendment is to put state and local governments on notice that the federal government will not be here to bail you out. you need to get your own fiscal house in order. the third amendment that i intend to offer has to do with recognizing the truth of the situation with our entitlement programs. you know, at the current level, at the current path neither social security nor medicare are sustainable. so this amendment is also very simple amendment, establishes a point of order that requires in any budget resolution that we reform both social security and medicare to create 75-year solvency. again, i think that's pretty reasonable. let me just describe why i think it's so important. i frequently here all kinds of people claim that social security is solvent to the year 2035 or the year 2038. it's a moving target. let's take a look at the true picture in terms of the social security financial balance sheet. this comes right from the social security administration. this is looking
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